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McHugh on Taxi Squad

Bisons righthanded pitcher Collin McHugh was added to the New York Mets' 24-hour taxi squad. He will make his Major League debut as Johan Santana was shut down for the season with a lower back inflammation. McHugh will start Thursday against the Colorado Rockies.

In 12 starts with Buffalo, he went 2-4 with a 3.39 ERA. He struck out 67 over 69 innings. On Saturday, he threw seven shutout innings for the Herd against Pawtucket at Fenway Park.

Today Jenrry Mejia starts for the Herd. He is 2-0 in August with a 0.59 earned run average. As a starter, Mejia is 2-1 with a 1.05 ERA.

Scranton, who returns to being the vistor for the rest of the homestand, counters with Adam Warren (7-8, 3.77 ERA) who is making his 25th start of the season and fifth career start agianst Buffalo.

Tonight's lineups:

Chris Dickerson -- RF
Corban Joseph -- DH
Eduardo Nunez -- SS
Brandon Laird -- 3B
Kosuke Fukudome -- 1B
Francisco Cervelli -- C
Melky Mesa -- CF
Kevin Russo -- LF
Ramiro Pena -- 2B

Fred Lewis -- RF
Josh Rodriguez -- SS
Lucas Duda -- LF
Zach Lutz -- DH
Adam Loewen -- 1B
Josh Satin -- 3B
Matt den Dekker -- CF
Brad Emaus -- 2B
Lucas May -- C

--- Amy Moritz 

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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